What if time travelers not only regularly travelled back to take a gander at the Crucifixion, but they packaged it as tour? In a world where sightseeing tours to ancient Jerusalem and front row seats at Caesar's assassination are a vacation away, nice-guy Dr. Owen Vannice is not interested in such voyeurism. All he wants is to bring a dinosaur named Wilma forward for study. Then he meets August and Genevieve, a father-and-daughter con artist team, and together they land in the middle of a revolt of literally Biblical proportions. What ensures is a wickedly entertaining blend of screwball comedy and biting social satire from one of science fiction's most wickedly amusing authors.
Science fiction writer John Kessel is the winner of two Nebulas, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, among many others. He is professor of creative writing and American literature at North Carolina State University.
"The character of Simon and the portrait of a Jerusalem under time-traveling occupation are superlatively well done. . . intelligent and entertaining throughout."—Publishers Weekly